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Breaking down barriers

Posted on 09 September 2019

We are supporting young residents to reach their career goals through the Breaking Barriers Bursary.

“Many of our young residents’ face practical barriers to progressing into training, education or employment,” explained Hyde Foundation Successful Places Programme Manager Sarah Willis.

“The Breaking Barriers Bursary offers grants of up to £1,000 to Hyde residents aged between 16 and 24, helping them pay for things like transport, books and equipment and to cover exam fees. These grants will mean people can reach their full potential and be a positive force in the workplace and their community.”

Six young residents, all of whom live in Kennington and Brent, have received a grant to date.

One of them is Taijsha Thompson, who secured a place at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy Sixth Form to study A-levels in sociology, maths and business studies. In her vlog she explains just what receiving a means to her.

The £20,000 bursary was set up earlier this year, with money raised by Hyde staff who ran the London Big half marathon in March and donations from some of Hyde’s contractors.

Young Hyde residents who would like to apply for a bursary should visit the Hyde Foundation funding portal.